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Sep 07, 2021 / Therapy Services

Get to Know our Staff: Michelle Gurrusqueta, Therapy Services

What is your job title / your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
I’m a therapy technician, and I assist the physical and occupational therapists with patient care and equipment needs. 

What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work?
My daily activities consist of being readily available for any therapist's patient needs, such as ordering equipment, restocking materials and cleaning up after each patient. I also help with medical translating. 

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite for Children? How long have you worked here?
My very first job was as a cashier at Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store, during my sophomore year of high school. Coincidentally, my high school AVID class toured Scottish Rite that same year, and I was able to see different departments. While I was earning my bachelor’s degree, I always had in my mind that it would be really cool to come back and work at Scottish Rite. This October will be my one year anniversary.

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
I love that I have the opportunity to continue growing and pursuing my education. Being around different therapists gives me the opportunity to not only see a wide range of diagnosis, but I also see how therapists can adapt to different diagnoses.

What energizes you outside of work?
I like staying active by being outside on different trails, walking my dog, playing soccer and playing sand volleyball.

What’s your favorite memory?
My favorite memory would have to be when I got my first puppy. His name was Snoopy, and he was the best!

What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Friendly, caring, charming

What kind of music do you like? What’s the best concert you’ve been to?
I listen to a variety of music genres such as bachata, rock, rumba, pop, cumbia, rap, etc. The best concert I’ve been to would be the Aventura concert back in February of 2020.

What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
My top destination to visit is Japan.

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